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Video: Things keep getting worse for Rangers’ power play

May 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

The New York Rangers still have a period to straighten out their power play, but the second period of Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins might leave them thinking that their man advantage is cursed.

To start things off, the spillover from a double-minor penalty from the first period ended up leaving the Rangers with nothing but a sore Jesper Fast:

Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of this postseason not very long after that power play expired:

If that wasn’t enough, after a busy but unproductive man advantage left the Rangers in an 0-for-33 power-play slump, Jussi Jokinen managed to spring right out of the penalty box and score a 2-0 goal that had to really hurt:

Maybe luck just isn’t on the Rangers’ side on Monday. Mats Zuccarello nearly scored a goal but it was not to be and they find themselves down 2-0 despite a 26-14 shot advantage through two periods.

Marc-Andre Fleury has been on top of his game for at least five periods now:

We’ll see if the Blueshirts get enough bounces to change things up in the third period, though.

  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    On this play piere iam for hire mcguire continued the penguin slobberfest by making the casual fan believe Jussi Jokinen is mister breakaway -shoot out king that never misses with his patented greatest breakaway move ever I would like piere to know the facts Jussi or JUICY as piere calls him was 2 for 9 attempts in the shootout roll this season a 22% success rate !

  2. mangoman1966 - May 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    We know your anti penguin. We get it. Now take a hike.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

      Dude he hit on his first 9 attempts when the shootout first came to the league almost ten years ago because it was used in Europe he was use to it,,,,, since then he is way below 50%

  3. capsnbohs23 - May 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Man, Rick Nash is really earning that 7.8mil so far this postseason

  4. sausey22 - May 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Yeah, 0-33 is terrible for the PP, but S%&* O’Brien, you go play 6 games in 9 days and let’s see how you do. We really could have used that win in Game 6 against Philly. Even with the coverage the topic’s gotten, the benefit of rest is underrated.

    • Florio's Lawyer - May 5, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      ..and the excuses begin… had the Rangers won you’d be crowing about how tough they were…

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